Values and Vision: ‘Aspiring to excellence’

The Cedars Academy is an 11 to 18 academy in Birstall that is committed to exacting high standards, raising attainment and demanding creative excellence from its staff and pupils. At the Cedars Academy we are driven to ensure pupil success is at the core of all our work. We provide a vibrant and engaging curriculum which promotes the love of learning, and prepares young people for the next steps in their lives.

We believe that through careful planning and delivering the very best teaching at every stage of their educational journey that pupils at The Cedars Academy will make outstanding progress. We will rigorously check all pupils are making progress in their learning and intervene decisively to remove any barriers to pupil achievement.

We know that by working hard and aspiring to excellence in all we do, pupils at The Cedars Academy will achieve the best possible outcomes and success. We are ambitious and aspirational for our staff and pupils; we believe passionately that every pupil will succeed and are committed to equality of opportunity.

Jason Smith
Head of Academy


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    The Cedars Academy Celebrates World Book Night

    27th April 2016

    In honour of World Book Night 2016, which takes place annually on 23rd April, several Cedars Academy pupils and staff successfully applied to be volunteer book givers. This meant that a large amount of books were available to distribute to adults within our community and it was decided that we would share our love for… Read more »

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    ‘Young Voices Matter’ – Healthwatch Leicestershire

    26th April 2016

    Your chance to win a £50 high street voucher when you have your say Healthwatch Leicestershire is offering young people a chance to win a £50 or £25 high street voucher on completion of its survey Far too often, young people feel that their views, opinions and experiences of health and social care services are… Read more »

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    Superb Sports Results for The Cedars Academy

    26th April 2016

    Year 7 Football Our Year 7 football team took part in a festival last Thursday at Rawlins Academy. Overall the team finished in 3rd place out of 7 which was a fantastic achievement considering we finished in 6th place in the previous tournament in November. The boys put in some outstanding performances thanks to some… Read more »

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    World Book Night 2016

    20th April 2016

    The Cedars Academy celebrates World Book Night 2016 as several passionate book lovers get ready to share their love of reading in Birstall On 23 April 2016, UNESCO World Book and Copyright Day, Shakespeare’s birthday and also the 400th anniversary of his death, 187,500 copies of 15 specially printed World Book Night titles will be… Read more »

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    Year 9 ‘Active Citizenship’ project

    12th April 2016

    In response to the year 9 ‘Active Citizenship’ project, class 9A1 decided that the charity that they would like to support and make a difference to was Age UK. Instead of fundraising for their respective charity like many other classes did, they decided that they would hold an Easter coffee morning for some of Birstall’s… Read more »

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    U15 girls’ rugby

    29th March 2016

    Last Thursday the U15 girls’ rugby team took part in the county festival held at Loughborough R.F.C. The competition involved all the best teams in the county with the eventual winners going on to represent the county at the regional finals in late April. The team cruised through the preliminary group winning all four of… Read more »

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